This is Bistek al la Mexicana a common dish found many places. There are several places I get this some better than others but all real decent! Kind of a tomato based sauce with generally pretty tender pieces of beef and a fair amount of it. The rice is pretty generic but the frijoles can be something else. This also includes as many fresh made in front of you tortillas you want and brought to you with a smile. Something like this costs around 50-60 pesos or $3. The squeezed as you watch orange juice is 20 and brings the price up a bit but worth it. Nothing in the States I've ever had compares to this not even close plus it'll cost 7-10 smacks. I don't know what I'm going to eat when I return. It will be an adjustment as I do this so much that is go into Puerto Vallarta on the south side and have me a excellent lunch with "real" Mexican food not the slop I get back there. I do not plan on eating out much at all only at maybe three select places. Pricey yes but worth it because it's so good. I threw away so much money last summer eating way overpriced shitty food. Several times the food got thrown away as well. The whole of Mexico is an eating machine I tell you. I'm gonna miss this.

I feel good and and think the higher temps and humidity contributes to that. It's the same every time. After a month or two you realize and say " Hey I feel pretty damn good!"

Just as important I believe the food made fresh with wholesome fresh ingredients as well contributes to that. Get off the bus in town the food smells everywhere make me hungry just like that.


We Had One Too

I'm not down there but I will be soon. They happen around NW Colorado as well. Never have felt one which is just fine too. And the Pentagon was evacuated. Did Biden scurry to a secret bunker? Where is that boy anyway.
Did the nuke apparatus get fired up just in case ya know? Where did that fear level meter go the chimp used for so long. Hmmm! What if a bunch of these huge white buildings slid into the Potomac. Not the museums though! They're ours but not congress.

Is Iran somehow behind this? They just introduced a new flying weapon. What's fat ass Limbo's take? Or is it because Merca just does not pray enough? That must be it.


  1. Hope you didn't get shook up, One Fly. Thanks for reading my story. Hope all is well.

  2. Alas, earthquakes aren't exclusively a West Coast thing. I'm disappointed in my fellow West Coasters who've basically said "oh, a measly 5.9? (Meaning Virginia.) That's nothing! Suck it up!" Colorado doesn't even register on their radar.

    I've lived on the West Coast all my life, and I still get scared by earthquakes. Most people, even longtime West Coasters, do. Unfortunately, they're an unavoidable side-effect of a living planet; it moves and twitches, plates interact with one another, differing geologic conditions produce weather variations, weather variations produce differing geologic conditions.

    Even stuck between the great Faults of the San Francisco Bay Area, I'd rather live on a living planet, than, say, Mars. :-)

  3. Hi Karen - thanks for coming by and for taking the time to comment.

    I hear what your saying and maybe when another huge one hits maybe those people won't be so smug. I've never felt one but many have around here. I bet it doesn't take too long to get bad scared with one of these things I tell you.

    I always like your stories Oso and I need to comment on the latest one about the siege.